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Synovial Joints

Summary Information: Synovial Joints

Synovial Joints: Synovial joints are the joints in the body that create the ability for bones to move freely and for the body to complete a wide variety of movements, such as throwing, nodding the head, running, writing and chewing. Synovial joints are a part of the skeletal system and are held together by ligaments, which stabilize the joints. Muscles that pass across synovial joints also help to stabilize them. Hyaline (articular) cartilage coats and separates the ends of bones that form synovial joints. Synovial joints also contain a joint capsule, synovial cavity, and synovial fluid.

There are six types of synovial joints: saddle joint, pivot joint, ball and socket joint, condyloid joint, plane joint and hinge joint. Conditions that can afflict synovial joints include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dislocations, trauma, infection, dysplagia and inflammation.

Closely Related Organs: Synovial Joints

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Synovial Joints

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Other Names: Synovial Joints

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Sub Parts: Synovial Joints

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Synovial Joints

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